In Summary
  • These roads include the Mandera-Elwak¬¬-Modogashe-Garissa-Thika-Nairobi highway, Mandera-Moyale-Marsabit-Isiolo-Nairobi, Mandera-Elwak-Modogashe-Isiolo-Nairobi road, Liboi-Garissa-Mwingi-Thika-Nairobi and the Garissa-Hola-Garsen-Malindi-Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
  • On Thursday, the Degodia clan are said to have avenged the death of two people killed by attackers believed to be from members of a rival Gare clan.

The government has deployed the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to man five major roads in Mandera and Wajir counties where violence has led to at least 18 deaths.

In a Gazette notice dated May 22, Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo announced the soldiers will “support” the police in guarding the main highways but will be given more roles depending on the situation.

“A notice is given that on 21st May 2014, the Kenya Defence Forces are deployed in support of the National Police Service in response to the security emergency in Mandera County,” Ms Omamo announced.

The Defence Ministry added that the KDF will perform duties “including but not limited to securing main roads…”

These roads include the Mandera-Elwak¬¬-Modogashe-Garissa-Thika-Nairobi highway, Mandera-Moyale-Marsabit-Isiolo-Nairobi, Mandera-Elwak-Modogashe-Isiolo-Nairobi road, Liboi-Garissa-Mwingi-Thika-Nairobi and the Garissa-Hola-Garsen-Malindi-Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

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